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2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Preserving Sanctity in God’s Living Temple

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.[a] For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? 15 What harmony does Messiah have with Belial[b]? Or what part does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement does God’s Temple have with idols?[c] For we are the temple of the living God—just as God said,

“I will dwell in them and walk among them;
    and I will be their God,
    and they shall be My people.[d]
17 Therefore, come out from among them,
    and be separate, says Adonai.
Touch no unclean thing.[e]
    Then I will take you in.[f]
18 I will be a father to you,
    and you shall be My sons and daughters,
                    says Adonai-Tzva’ot.”[g]

Therefore, since we have these promises, loved ones, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of body and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 6:14 cf. Deut. 22:9-11.
  2. 2 Corinthians 6:15 A spelling variant here of Grk. belial, the devil; Heb. b’liya’al, worthlessness, possibly a wordplay on Heb. b’li ‘ol, without a yoke.
  3. 2 Corinthians 6:16 cf. Ezek. 8:3, 10.
  4. 2 Corinthians 6:16 cf. Exod. 29:45; Lev. 26:11-12; Jer. 32:38; Ezek. 37:27.
  5. 2 Corinthians 6:17 cf. Isa. 52:11.
  6. 2 Corinthians 6:17 cf. Ezek. 20:34, 41.
  7. 2 Corinthians 6:18 Grk. Kurios Pantokrator (Lord Almighty); cf. 2 Sam. 7:8, 14(2 Ki. 7:8, 14 LXX); 1 Chr. 17:13; Isa. 43:6; Hos. 12:6(5).
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